Time Management Tips


ILS students need to balance academics and extracurriculars in order to manage their time well.

Marjorie Amaral, Editor

As Immaculata-La Salle students move through the second quarter, it’s important for them to manage their time wisely to perform their best academically.

Learning how to manage time effectively is an important life skill for students to acquire. However, many high school students struggle with finding the time to complete all their assignments, leading to overwhelming feelings of irritation and frustration.

“I don’t think I can manage my time well, many times I fall behind in homework and school work but I always end up completing my tasks. But I always complete it last minute so I’m always stressed and I have a hard time staying on task,” said junior Andrea Vasquez.

Having good management skills can assist students with prioritizing important tasks so they can finish school work and assignments on time. Students can prepare, put aside the time they need for assignments and projects, and utilize that time better.

Becoming better at managing time allows students to become more organized, learn more effectively, and become more confident. It can likewise assist students with avoiding procrastination problems, which can be a tricky incline to stress, bitterness, and horrible scores.

“When I get home from school I take a break from studying for like an hour, then I start doing my homework for the day,” said junior Valentina dal Bosco.

“I also study for all the quizzes for the next day, and after I’m done with that I start doing whatever I need for the next couple of days. Starting to study from the day before I don’t leave everything to the last minute and it helps me remember more for my tests and quizzes. That helps me maintain all my grades up.”

Effective time management abilities are particularly significant for high schoolers. As students go to high school, they often need to juggle more subjects, assignments, assessments, and extracurriculars. Good time management skills can help keep them keep track and decrease worry as they take on more work.

Here are some management tips for students.

  • Make a master schedule with all your assignments and quizzes/tests for the week.

This will help them prioritize projects and provide a structure to keep you on track to meet the due dates. Use a different color for each subject so you follow the schedule quickly and easily.

  • Eliminate Distractions

Between cell phones, friends, and social media, there are a lot of activities that can distract students from their school work. When it’s time to get down to work, either sign out of social media accounts or just turn off your cell phone off. When doing homework having your phone can be the biggest distraction.

  • Work on one thing at a time

Many times students think they are accomplishing more by multitasking, but when you split your attention between more than one task it does not help you learn in an affective way. Students should always work on one task at a time, giving their full attention. Focusing on one task will help them complete their work more efficiently and effectively.